Within my preschool classroom, I have been completing assessments with each student during Center Time. This is something I was very used to doing when I previously taught first grade. For my preschool students I have 3 testing periods: September, January and May. I am finishing up the session 2 testing period and I am amazed at the progress that has been made.
I use a reporting sheet for each child. This works out quite well. It is all documented on one page for easy viewing and comparison. If there is a skill I do not want to test during a certain testing session, then I simply put an X through it. I have included a link to this recording sheet. It was originally created in Microsoft Word. I am offering it PDF format and hope that you find it useful!
I also report these results to parents to let them know how his/her child is doing. I do this as a mini report card. I have included a link to these mini report cards, along with the parent letters I attach to the report. I make sure that parents understand that the assessments that were done are just one source of information and that children don't always show us what they know! Please read the parent letter for more info.
FYI: On the download, the session 1 report card is first, then the parent letter. Next, is the session 2 report card and parent letter. Last, is the third session report card and parent letter. NOTE: I send home both session 1 and session 2 report cards for session 2. I retest and report any skills that the child may not have mastered in the previous session. When sending home session 3 report cards, I also send home session 1 and 2 updated as well.
The preschool class I teach is mainly composed of students going to Kindergarten next year. Please keep this in mind when viewing this progress report. I truly believe children progress in learning at thier own pace. These assessments are to help identify what areas of learning might need more exposure/practice.
So, now you may be wondering...what kinds of assessment materials do you use?
Look for that post coming soon!
If you downloaded these assessment materials and found them useful, please leave a comment!